U.S. agencies step up in case of dentist who killed lion

U.S. agencies step up in case of dentist who killed lion

In Zimbabwe, two men implicated in the killing of Cecil were in court Wednesday. In Bloomington, Dr. Walter Palmer was referring his patients to other dentists for the time being.
West Metro
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Car fatally hits woman crossing in middle of busy Brooklyn Blvd.

The Minneapolis woman, 21, died several hours later at the hospital.
West Metro
July 29

Americans hunting in foreign countries subject to few U.S. laws

Minnesota trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being severely judged in the court of public opinion, but he appears unlikely to face prosecution in the U.S.
West Metro
July 29
Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen pills, also known as Vicodin.

Experts seeking solutions to surge in painkiller-related crime

Statewide conference on pain pills to be held in Minneapolis next month.
West Metro
July 29

School counselor sexually assaulted student, charges say

David J. Henderson has posted bail. His court date has not yet been scheduled.
West Metro
July 29

Obituaries: Ursula and Jerry Choromanski, founders of New Hope care center

The couple, who died a week apart, thrived on work, family, faith.
West Metro
July 29
A dog sniffed at stuffed animals placed Tuesday at the front door of River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, owned by Dr. Walter Palmer.

Bloomington dentist thought he was acting legally at lion hunt

A big-game hunter from the Twin Cities acknowledged Tuesday that he killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe with a bow and arrow, but said he regrets what he did.
West Metro
July 28

Longtime acquaintance defends lion hunter as 'very bright, honorable guy'

Dennis Dunn, an outdoor writer in Kirkland, Wash., is a longtime acquaintance of Walt Palmer, the Minnesota dentist and big-game hunter who has become the…
West Metro
July 28

Tevlin: Data 'nerd' sues Bloomington to keep it transparent

Tony Webster has been called a nuisance, a harasser and “an apparent agent of Black Lives Matter,” among other things. He says he’s just a…
West Metro
July 28

Preliminary plans to develop Dayton land approved by Orono city leaders

Preliminary plans to develop one of Orono’s biggest remaining parcels of open land were approved Monday. The City Council voted for preliminary plat approval to…
West Metro
July 28

Minneapolis City Council scrutinizes reconstruction plan for Penn Avenue

Some council members worry long-term renovation plan scraps county road’s bike lanes.
West Metro
July 28

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…
West Metro
July 28

At Chaska golf course, milkweed sap for monarchs is on the house

Town Course workers are creating butterfly-friendly habitat to help the falling monarch population.
Stage & Arts
July 28

Community sculpture is in the works for Victoria

The public work will be a lasting reminder of this year’s centennial celebration.
Variety
July 28

Historic 111-year-old Wazyata house saved, relocated for a second life

The Wise house was built in 1904 and now will get a second life in Wayzata.
West Metro
July 28

West metro news briefs: Ridgeway to speak to GOP Seniors

BLOOMINGTON Ridgeway to speak to GOP Seniors Paul Ridgeway, host of “On the Way with Ridgeway” on Salem Media’s AM 980, will be the featured…
West Metro
July 28

West metro police blotter

EDINA JUNE 29 Theft. Sports equipment, valued at $1,420, was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on the 5800 block of Abbott Avenue. JULY 1…
West Metro
July 28

Feds say woman bought guns for Twin Cities crime spree

Investigators say that for months, authorities say, a young woman calmly walked into a Robbinsdale gun store and legally bought guns and quickly turned them over to a member of the well-known Somali Outlaws gang.
Local
July 28

All drivers can use HOT lane when signs say 'Open'

Signs above the HOT lanes marked with a diamond displayed the word “open,” the term MnDOT uses to let drivers know the lanes are open to all drivers and can legally be used for free.
West Metro
July 28

Father says son killed by Plymouth police didn't 'deserve to go that way'

Father of man fatally shot by officer at Arby’s says he doesn’t know why incident escalated.
West Metro
July 28

In Twin Cities, issue of gay Boy Scout leaders is unclear

Several churches contacted Monday weren’t aware that they might have to make a decision about allowing gay leaders in the Scout troops they sponsor.